DIY Car Painting

Fix scratches, dings, chips and how to protect your car's paint with these DIY how-tos.

Car Paint Repair: Touch Up Painting

Remove and repair flakes, chips, dents, dings and scratches on your car's finish before the rust sets in. It takes just a few minutes of your time over a few days. These great auto painting tips and techniques will show you how to touch-up those little eyesores and take years off the look of your car.

DIY Car Painting projects

  • Car Care: Protect Your Car's Paint

    Protect the finish on your car hood and mirrors from flying road debris with a special rubbery film. With a little practice you can apply it…

  • Should You Buy Car Paint Sealant?

    Paint sealant is a good idea, but you can easily apply it yourself and save the cost of a dealer or detailing specialist application.

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    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Apply Paint Protection Film

    Formerly a pros-only product, paint protection film is now available in easy-to-apply spray-on kits. An expert from 3M shows how to do it.

  • How to Repair Chipped Car Paint

    Take care of chips and dings in your car or truck before it's too late. Let it go and they'll turn to rust before your eyes. Then…

  • How to Remove Paint Scratches

    Car paint scratches all too easily, but you can easily remove shallow paint scratches yourself with polishing compound, sandpaper and polishing…